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The natures of the stars

Beginner's information on different types of star from University of Illinois astronomy department. Covers pulsars, supernovae, dwarf stars etc.

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Welcome to the Planets

A site containing lots of images of the planets in the solar system and the machines used to take the pictures. This site also contains a comprehensive glossary of space terms.

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Chandrasekhar Limit

The calculation of the maximum mass of 1.44 solar masses for a white dwarf was done by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar on a ship on the way from India to England to begin graduate study in physics at ...

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Kepler's Tally of Planets

A really interesting data visualisation of all the planets Kepler has found, complete with information about their size, temperature, and distance and period of orbit.

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Do all planets and asteroids in our Solar System orbit in the same direction?

The reason behind why all the planets rotate in the same direction.

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How Planets Form

A great site with animations and explanation of how planets form.

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The Nine Planets

Extensive overview of our solar system, covering history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of planets, moons, asteroids in our solar system, with many links.

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Exploring Planets in the Classroom

More than 15 hands-on science activities are provided in classroom-ready pages for both teachers and students for exploring Earth, the planets, geology, and space sciences.

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How Do Planets Form?

A look at how Hubble has contributed to our knowledge of how planets form.

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Why do all planets spin and orbit in the same direction?

Read how angular momentum is the reason makes all the planets spin in the same direction.

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